Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup Recipe

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When I'm in the mood for comfort food, I prepare a pot of this soup. It is always a treat on a cool fall day.—Melissa Sherlock, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed and chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 334 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring potatoes and water to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; set potatoes and liquid aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute ham and onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in the flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk and reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Add the cheese, broccoli and reserved potatoes; cook and stir until cheese is melted and soup is heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p47

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Jill Mohn User ID: 5715310 239032
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"This is a keeper! I had no broccoli so I added chopped celery & carrots to my onion mixture for a bit of nutrition and color. Great on a cold night."

pattums User ID: 1301137 112432
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"This soup was delicious, I added bouillon cubes as the potatoes boiled. I was on the fence about the broccoli but I chopped it finely and tossed it in. It made the soup look pretty."

schindlm User ID: 7229720 43757
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"My sister-in-law whipped this together during a recent visit to her house on a bitter cold day. I was impressed how she was able to make a soup from scratch in such a short period of time. The soup was hearty, delicious, and cozy. She had copied the recipe down from the magazine so I quickly looked it up on the Taste of Home website when I returned home because I know I'll be making it for my family."

thehippychik User ID: 7515120 63680
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"How can I submit a photo of this ez yummy soup? I can't thank u enough for sharing this creamy potato soup recipe. I was able to start it an hour before dinner time & was able to prepare & cook it in plenty of time. Quick, easy & yum!"

austin127 User ID: 7549701 87218
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"I just tried this recipe tonight and it was a big hit at my house! I love it because it has the 3 qualities I love the most about a, easy to make, and it tastes good! My son made me promise to save the left overs so that he could eat them tomorrow and also made me promise that I would make this again! The only way I altered the recipe was I didn't use broccoli since I have some picky eaters, and I added a little bit more cheese."

lge52 User ID: 7224117 53495
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I'll be making this as one of my 3 soups for our Christmas get-together but I'll add sour cream and garnish with crisp potato shreds. Will use the corn rather than broccoli also since more child friendly and perhaps use a bit of parsley for color. I also use homemade chicken broth rather than water for added depth. I'm rating this 4 stars as it takes the additions to make it a 5!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 129932
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"I altered it slightly. Instead of broccoli I used corn, instead of the 1 c of reserved cooking liquid I used cream of chicken soup, and instead of shredded cheddar cheese I used Velveeta cheese cubed. I also added a little chili powder for a little spice. Served it with biscuits and the whole family loved it:)"

monkeehunt User ID: 7081239 112423
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"My grandmother found this recipe for me when I needed it for a soup-potluck, we fell in love with it while making it! It's incredibly aromatic and tasty!"

kpossible18 User ID: 6350571 112299
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really simple recipe that is delicious!"

dnaheish User ID: 4918302 85808
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Easy, and picky eater approved! Some of us don't like broccoli, so I add a can of corn instead."

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